How To Become an Animal Rights Intern

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Summer is fast approaching and that means its almost time for internship season!

Many animal rights organizations have openings for college students, teens and grown ups  to volunteer as part of internship programs. These programs provide valuable hands on work experience related to the professional world of animal rights and the non-profit sector. Internships can range from a full time commitment to a flexible schedule and may also include travel, housing or financial stipend benefits. Though many of these internships are available all year round, with summer on the way we thought now would be a great time to give you the inside scoop on interning for animals.

Groups like Farm SanctuaryMercy for Animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Humane Society of the United States, Woodstock Animal Sanctuary, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, all offer internships. A great list of other potential organizations can be found here:

On the show this week we are joined by former interns:

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Giannina Gonzalez, a college student from Greensburg, Pennsylvania who interned for Mercy For Animals last summer.


Tyisha Shaia, founder of Shaia’s Hot Sauce, from Tampa, Florida and former Mercy For Animals intern.

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Alan Darer, a biochemistry major at Vassar College from Rockland County, New York and former Mercy For Animals intern.


Amy Balcome, who travelled from Vancouver to Los Angeles to intern for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.


Glenn Gaetz, the owner of Nice Shoes in Vancouver, and former intern for Farm Sanctuary.

Also on this weeks show, our hosts discuss World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week and some of the related events and actions that are taking place.

The show closes with our producer Jenni’s band Hello, Harmless and their song Biology which you can download for FREE right here! Check it out:

This episode aired live on April 25th from Noon to 1PM PST on 100.5FM in Vancouver and also at!


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